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Travel Basketball Tryouts

West Essex YMCA

12 & UNDER TRAVEL BASKETBALL TEAM will compete in the NJ YMCA Youth Basketball League. The season runs from November 1, 2014 to March 8, 2015. Players must attend tryouts in order to be considered for a roster spot. Practices will be twice a week in the run up to the first games which start the FIRST week of December. Thereafter teams will practice once MORE >


2,200 YMCA kids simultaneously take the 'Big Cruch' into apples

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More than 2,200 children in the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges after-school programs who crunched into sweet apples simultaneously at the Big Apple Crunch on Oct. 24 to celebrate Food Day 2014. The children and staff recommitted themselves to healthy habits they’ve learned through the Healthy U initiative. Healthy U is a program created in 2008 by MORE >


Whole Foods Proceeds Day: Great Success!

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October 13, 2014- The Whole Foods Market’s 5% Proceeds Day that benefited nine New Jersey YMCAs was a great success! Proceeds totaled $42,096 of which $4,500 was received by the West Essex YMCA to benefit its YMCA Financial Assistance Fund and Community Outreach Programs. “The New Jersey YMCA State Alliance is comprised of 41 corporate YMCA MORE >


Parents Night Out

Wayne YMCA

On the first Friday of every month, bring your children to the Y where they will be safe, engaged and active. Take the time foryourself to go to dinner, watch a movie, go shopping or just hang out. While you’re recharging, your child will be enjoying pizza, free swim time, sports, arts and crafts and more! For parents with children ages 4-12. MORE >


Kittatinny Nature Club - Ridge Hike

Fairview Lake YMCA

On November 16th, take a hike with us on the Kittatinny mountain range as we climb to one of the best views of New Jersey's Ridge and Valley Section.  The hike is 3 miles round trip up to the renowned Appalachain Trail (AT).  There is some steep terrain but we will be taking breaks along the way.

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Mitzvah Day

Wayne YMCA

The Y is again this year participating in Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey's annual Mitzvah Day. Held on Sunday, November 2, our community will be "Volunteering Across Generations." At the Y we will be collecting blankets and towels for local animal shelters and new scarves, hats, and gloves for homeless veterans, mentally ill, and MORE >


FVL Community Event-Cache In, Trash Out

Fairview Lake YMCA

Visit camp November 9th at 1:00 pm and learn about one of the fastest growing outdoor recreation opportunities, Geocaching.  There will be a variety of geocaches available for one day only, as well as a variety of camp activities.  Please help us clean up camp during this free event by bringing a bag to pick up litter as you search our property for geocaches.

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Wayne YMCA Welcomes New Leader

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The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has named longtime Y leader Justin Ihne the executive director of the Wayne YMCA. “The Wayne YMCA is impacting the community is so many positive ways and it’s exciting for me to be a part of that momentum,” said Ihne, who most recently served as CEO of the Northern Berkshire YMCA in Massachusetts. MORE >


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